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Headline News Relativity Media, Atlas Ent. to Bring Voltron to Big Screen

Relativity Media’s President of Worldwide Production Tucker Tooley announced today the studio has optioned the feature film rights for Voltron from World Event Productions, and will adapt the live-action big screen version from the 1984 cult-classic animated series Voltron: Defender of the Universe.

Headline News Ninja Turtles Co-Creator to Exec Produce Zombie Apocalypse

Kevin Eastman, co-creator of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, and DESPERADO producer Carlos Gallardo are set to exec produce ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, which will be written and directed by Chee Keong Cheung (UNDERGROUND), reports Variety.

Headline News Castle Actress to Voice Talia al Ghul in the Much Anticipated Batman: Arkham City

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment confirmed at Comic Con International 2011 that Stana Katic, star of ABC’s popular series Castle, will voice the character of Talia al Ghul in Batman: Arkham City.

Headline News Pixeldust Produces Animated Sequences For Secrets Of Seal Team Six

Pixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio, produced a number of powerful animated sequences to the recently aired Discovery Channel TV special “Secrets of Seal Team Six.”

Headline News Warner Bros. Pictures to Release Contagion in IMAX

IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that the global thriller Contagion, from Academy Award winning director Steven Soderbergh, will be released to digital IMAX theatres worldwide day-and-date with the film's traditional release, starting September 9, 2011.

Headline News Nick Announces New Art Toy Deal For SpongeBob SquarePants

Nickelodeon, Toynami, Inc. and successful designer vinyl toy brand UNKL have entered into a new licensing agreement to create a line of co-branded SpongeBob SquarePants urban vinyl toys modeled after UNKL’s successful UniPo figures.

Headline News NZ's Park Road Post Entrusts SGO's Mistika for Stereo 3D & DI Post Production

With production now in motion on Peter Jackson's two-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, SGO is delighted to confirm that Oscar award-winning New Zealand-based facility, Park Road Post Production has selected Mistika for the majority of Stereo and DI work for the production and post production workflows of the feature film.

Headline News NVIDIA to Showcase the Latest in Computer Graphics at SIGGRAPH 2011

NVIDIA, the company that awakened the industry to the power of computer graphics when it invented the graphics processing unit (GPU) in 1999, will be at SIGGRAPH, being held this year from August 7th through 11th in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Headline News Pocoyo Debuts In New Half-Hour Timeslot On Nick Jr.

The multi-award-winning animated television series Pocoyo will now be featured in a new half-hour timeslot during the weekends on Nick Jr., Nickelodeon’s 24-hour commercial-free, educational preschool network in the U.S.

Headline News Nicktoons Greenlights Skateboard Pro Rob Dyrdek's Wild Grinders

Professional skateboarder/entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek (star of MTV’s Rob & Big and Fantasy Factory) will bring the fun, fast-paced world of skateboarding to Nicktoons with an original, animated series, Wild Grinders, it was announced today by Keith Dawkins, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Nicktoons and TeenNick.

Headline News Phosphene Receives Emmy Nod For VFX On Mildred Pierce

For “Mildred Pierce,” HBO’s five-part mini-series, Phosphene, an independent design and visual effects house led by Founders/Co-Owners John Bair and Vivian Connolly, garnered an EMMY nomination from the Academy of Arts and Sciences for Outstanding Special Visual Effects For a Mini-series, Movie or a Special - 2011.

Headline News Indomina, Samuel L. Jackson Team For Live-Action Afro Samurai Film

It was announced today that The Indomina Group, the fast-growing U.S. and Dominican Republic based producer and distributor of film, TV and trans-media content, is teaming with Samuel L. Jackson and Gonzo Studios to produce a new live action film based on the popular “Afro Samurai” animated series that has spawned an impressive franchise and a global following.

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